LibriVox recording of Swann's Way by Marcel Proust. (Translated by C. K. Scott-Moncrieff.) Read in English by Denny Sayers and Andrew Coleman. Swann's Way is the first book in the seven-volume work In Search of Lost Time, or Remembrance of Things Past, by Marcel Proust. It is a novel written in the form of an autobiography. Proust's most prominent work, it is popularly known for its length and the notion of involuntary memory, the most famous example being the "episode of the madeleine." (Summary from Wikipedia) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording.
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December 20, 2016 Subject:
Listen and be richly rewarded!
If you are like me and find reading Scott Moncrieff's Proust quite a challenging experience: endless sentences, little or no paragraphing, hardly a chapter division in sight - then you will find this audiobook a richly rewarding experience. Neither Andrew Coleman or the late Denny Sayers possesses a conventional audiobook voice (Oxbridge, received English) but what both offer is intelligence, sensitivity and, most important of all, an understanding of how Proust's unique narrating voice must be subtly paced, layered with the right pauses, to be properly understood and appreciated. The joy of this top quality Librivox recording is that in this way Proust and his world come vividly alive.